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The Health Care Director's Compliance Duties

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • December 4 2009

The Governance Institute has re-issued a set of three publications co-authored by EpsteinBeckerGreen's Chair of the Board, Douglas Hastings, relating to corporate governance and corporate compliance

How conducting exit interviews can help protect your trade secrets

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • July 20 2010

HR professionals will tell you that an exit interview is a valuable tool for learning what a company is and is not doing well; what they may not tell you is that exit interviews are also an important tool for managing the risks of the electronic workplace

Minimizing the risk that a new hire will lead to trade secret litigation: some simple preventive steps

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • July 20 2010

When hiring new employees, you can minimize the risk of inadvertently becoming embroiled in trade secret litigation by taking a few simple steps

Just the stats please! New study provides statistical snapshot of federal court trade secret litigation

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2010

A new study of federal court trade secret litigation confirms that the number of lawsuits involving alleged trade secret misappropriation continues to grow exponentially

California Court of appeal underscores importance of proper identification of trade secrets in litigation

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • November 9 2009

The recent case of Perlan Therapeutics v. Superior Court (California Ct App 11042009) serves as a reminder that when litigating, the definition of the trade secrets at issue is important

California Court of Appeal recognizes trade secret exception to Business & Professions Code 16600 in recent unpublished opinion

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
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  • February 5 2010

In the recent case of Dowell v. Biosense Webster, Inc., No.B201439, the California Court of Appeal stated in dicta that it doubted the continued viability of the common law trade secret exception to covenants not to compete

Employee charged with theft of company trade secrets

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • February 9 2010

The importance of corporate security and vigilance with regard to trade secrets was demonstrated by recent events in Syracuse, New York

Recent Tennessee case provides good case law and a good reminder for employers seeking to protect trade secrets

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • February 10 2010

Often times, an ex-employee caught taking or using confidential information will argue that the information is not entitled to "trade secret" protection because each piece of the allegedly misappropriated information could have been derived from a source other than hisher former employer

Lack of reasonable protective measures costs trade secret status

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • February 15 2010

A recent Alabama Court of Appeals case, Jones v. Hamilton, Case No. 2081077 (January 22, 2010), illustrates how a failure to take reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of documents and information will result in the loss of trade secret status

Licensing: the simplest form of collaboration is not so simple

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 9 2010

Previously, I've written about what I called the "collaboration continuum" (see "Collaboration Bridges the Gap"), which can be used to organize the ways in which businesses collaborate with each other, ranging from "licensing" on the simple end of the continuum to the acquisition of a company on the complex end